Dozee, a contact-free heartbeat and respiration monitor that is claimed to have medical-grade (98.4%) accuracy, has announced an offer of free devices to those quarantined within Bangalore city limits.
The device, which is to be kept right underneath the patient’s chest area, gives continuous respiration data without the need for wires or even any technical expertise. This is a portable device attached to a thin sensor sheet below the mattress. This free device initiate is currently supported by Duroflex, a leading sleep solutions brand.
The idea behind this activity is to proactively help those in need and at risk in this crucial hour. Particularly since respiratory ailments are one of the symptoms of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. The Dozee device can help doctors remotely check on patients’ progress and flag off possible deteriorations well in advance.
As our healthcare system and research labs work tirelessly towards finding a solution to this sudden outbreak, the team’s aim is to ease their burden and risk by providing a dependable and non-intrusive solution to the monitoring vital signs. This will also help ease the anxiety of loved ones’ as currently they have limited means to know the health status of those quarantined at home.
Launched in mid-2019, Dozee was backed by reputed companies like Qualcomm and Department of Biotechnology – Govt of India – BIRAC and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for product development and acceleration.
“This initiative will help Bangalore residents to monitor their health on an ongoing basis in the comfort of their homes. This is enabling care at home, unlocking the value of telemedicine and reducing pressure on our healthcare system,” said Mudit Dandwate, CEO, Dozee.
“Our aim is to be a health companion to all Indians and this is a small step towards the residents facing a lockdown in Bangalore. Continuing our objective we are closely working with NGOs, hotels, hospitals to create step-down ICU set up using Dozee,” he added.